The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire Edition 21: Oct/Nov 2015 - Page 7

APPOINTED Smart investment in Support for marketing apprentice Wiltshire manufacturers Nationwide welcomes new recruits Nationwide has just welcomed the 2015 emerging talent cohort. Graduates, apprentices and industrial placement employees have taken up posts in business areas across the society as part of a programme which has been expanded this year to more than 135 posts- up from 62 last year. A further Emerging Talent Programme intake is set to take place in January 2016 increasing the programme numbers further. Nationwide’s HR director Ann Brown said: “These new recruits are a real credit to Nationwide which is why we took the decision to increase this year’s emerging talent intake. We’re looking for talented people who share Nationwide’s commitment to doing the right thing and our Emerging Talent Programme offers successful candidates training, development and an excellent kick-start to their Nationwide career. As well as these formal posts, we’re also supporting young people who wish to gain experience in the workplace and this summer more than 100 school pupils took part in work experience placements at Nationwide where they gained valuable skills and an insight into working for the world’s largest building society.” To find out more about opportunities at Nationwide visit: PA to Go 1/4page ad Oct2015.indd 1 Digital agency, Smarter Media has expanded the team with the addition of marketing apprentice, Edward White. The Swindon based agency boasts an impressive client base of local and national clients and offers services ranging from SEO, social media, web design and development as well as PR. Edward join’s the team at a time of exciting growth for the company who now look after the digital and marketing interests of over a hundred businesses. Edward has always had a keen interest in marketing and all things digital and comes with experience from promoting local club nights and other events. Edward said: “It’s great to be joining a well known local agency that has some great clients. The opportunity to develop my knowledge and skills is what is so exciting and I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in.” Smarter Media’s managing director, Karl Paul said: “Edward will make a fantastic addition to our team and has shown some impressive examples of what he can do already. We are firmly committed to developing our